About the Author

 Stephen Knight is Professor of English Literature at Cardiff University. He is the author of many essays, including ones on Raymond Williams, Gwyn Thomas and Rhys Davies, and the editor of British Industrial Fictions (UWP, 1999). His other books include Form and Ideology in Crime Fiction (1980), Arthurian Literature and Society (1983), Geoffrey Chaucer (1986), Robin Hood: A Complete Study of the English Outlaw (1994), Robin Hood: A Mythic Biography ( 2003) and Crime Fiction 1800-2000: Detection, Death, Diversity (2004).